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Second Annual BUSINESS WRITERS CONFERENCE

Renaissance  Birmingham  Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa

Birmingham, Alabama

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*  Build a business around your book. *Use your book to build your business.A Conference with Keynote Sessions Designed Specifically for Business and Professional Writers

“I Couldn’t Put It Down!” How To Write a Book That People Will Buy, Read, and Love with Karl Weber

You’re an expert in an important subject; you’ve got a treasure trove of useful information and colorful stories to share; and friends have been telling you, “You’ve got to write a book!” That’s great—but it’s not enough. To write a book that will captivate readers from page one, hold their interest until the end, and inspire them to recommend you to their friends and colleagues, you need to know the writing techniques that best-selling authors use. Karl Weber is a writer, editor, consultant, and coach who has helped scores of authors turn their ideas into successful books, including many bestsellers.  He’ll share tips on how to plan, organize, draft, and revise your book to make it clear, fascinating, and persuasive.  He’ll also illustrate the pitfalls many authors fall into and show you exactly how to avoid them. You’ll leave this session with a deeper understanding of how to connect with your audience, sell plenty of books, and have a powerful, lasting impact on readers.

Build A Business Around Your Book or Use Your Book To Drive Your Business with Kevin Oakes, Patti Phillips, and Jack Phillips

For business writers, the key motivation is building a business around your book and that’s the focus of this conference. In other situations, books help drive a business that’s already been created. In this session, Kevin Oakes, CEO of the Institute for Corporate Productivity describes how he uses books to help drive the business. Jack and Patti Phillips, of Business Writers Exchange and ROI Institute, will be joining him to describe how they have built businesses around their books. This session will show the variety of ways in which authors can build businesses around books or use books to support their business.

So You Want to Write a Book . . . with Elaine Ebiech

There is nothing like the feeling of holding your own book in your hands. But where do you start? Will anyone read it? It’s a big commitment—why do authors write? What can you gain by writing a book? Being a published author is a sign of credibility and expertise. Writing a book is a way to reach more people with your message. Your book is your legacy. It is an extension of yourself to a world full of readers. Elaine will share insight about why and how she writes. With 65 books to her name and counting, she relates her beliefs and those of other successful authors to inspire and encourage you to begin your book today.

Do You Have a Book Idea? Check Your Elevator Pitch First with Neal Maillet

Most authors don’t understand the critical factors that attract an editor’s eye. The elevator pitch in the first sentence of your proposal will determine your success more than anything else—including a detailed table of contents or any recitation of content. Why is this? I’ll discuss the passion and urgency that any editor hopes to see in a book presentation, and will lead the audience in an exercise to help shape the “big idea” that will set your book on the right path.

New Digital Tools: Make Your Social Media Marketing Easier and More Effective with Fauzia Burke

Social media marketing allows us to find influencers and create communities. However, as we all know it is time-consuming and a labor-intensive activity. This session will present new and established digital tools that can help make the process of managing online marketing easier and more effective. After testing many tools, Burke will present the ones that are most helpful to authors and publishers alike. In a “show-and-tell” session, we’ll review tools that help find influencers and discussions, create visual content and data, collaborate with teams, measure engagement and more.

The Business of Your Words and The Glory of Others: How a Successful Co-author Is Born with Bob Andelman

Bob Andelman, author or co-author of 16 books, including New York Times and Businessweek best-sellers such as Built From Scratch, The Profit Zone, and Mean Business, will talk about his experiences over the last 30 years as a business writer and a co-author/ghostwriter. He will take attendees behind the scenes of his relationships with co-authors, share publishing horror stories, and offer ideas on how to drive a successful, enduring career helping professionals tell their stories in long form.

Writing in the Color of Kaleidoscope with Chip Bell

Business books have changed. Today’s customers are accustomed to the pace of a tweet, the compactness of a blog, with the excitement of a Cirque du Soleil performance. It requires coupling compelling inspiration with pragmatic instruction. And that’s just the authoring part. The “new normal” book buying customer also has altered the platform for effective book promotion. Yet, authoring a well-known business book can transform your brand from being another “me too” to one of distinction and success.  Best-selling author Chip Bell will share secrets for creating, promoting, and integrating business writing into your go-to-market competitive strategy.

How to Establish Your Brand Across All Media Platforms with David Hahn

Three crucial components of an author’s media platform will be examined in this presentation: traditional media coverage (TV, Radio, and Print/Print.com), online placements with bloggers, podcasters, and large platform sites, and a robust social media platform on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Advanced techniques for landing interviews with TV and radio stations will be taught along with strategies for developing relationships with online and print editors. In addition, important features of an author’s website will be discussed.

The Lighthouse of Legacy with Scott Mautz

In this keynote, the audience will be engaged head & heart to be intentional about leaving a legacy. They’ll learn about The Five Footprints of Legacy– the manners in which social science teaches us we tend to leave a lasting impact behind, and how each footprint can be imprinted remarkably well by those authoring a book. If we are made aware of the “buckets” of ways in which we can leave footprints, then we can begin working each day to fill each bucket through our writing or how we live our lives. The audience will also get a “double click” on just how powerful it is when we commit to being intentional about articulating and pursuing our specific desired legacy.  This inspiring keynote uses adult learning principles and a mixture of mediums to captivate the audience. The audience will leave inspired and informed on how exactly to be intentional about leaving a legacy of results and resonance (through their writing, work, and in life). Accordingly, their relationship with their writing and work may well change.

Karl Weber

Founder of Karl Weber Literary, author, editor, and collaborator with dozens of successful business books, including many national best-sellers, to his credit

 

Kevin Oakes

CEO and founder of the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), co-author of The Executive Guide to Integrated Talent Management

 

Patti Phillips

President and CEO of ROI Institute, author of over 50 business books including the award-winning book, The Bottomline on ROI

 

Jack Phillips

Chairman of ROI Institute, former bank president, and author of over 75 business books including Show Me the Money

 

Elaine Biech

President of Ebb Associates, author of over 65 business books including

A Coaches Guide to Exemplary Leaders

 

Neal Maillett

Editorial Director at Berrett-Koehler, one of America’s most respected and innovative business publishers

 

Maureen Orey

Founder and President of the Workplace Learning and Performance Group, author of Stay Afloat

 

Dottie DeHart

Book guru, President of DeHart & Company, key contributor to the best-selling

For Dummies series

 

Tanya Hall

CEO of Greenleaf Book Group

Chris Kennedy

Self-publishing expert, author of 10 books, including the #1 bestselling self-help book, Self-Publishing for Profit

 

Bob Andelman

Editor and publisher of Mr. Media Books, author or co-author of 16 books, including Built From Scratch, The Profit Zone, and Mean Business

 

Fauzia Burke

Founder and president of FSB Associates, author of Online Marketing for Busy Authors

 

Chip Bell

Renowned keynote speaker and customer loyalty consultant, author of 22 books, eight

of which have been national and international best sellers, including Sprinkles: Creating Awesome Experiences Through Innovative Service

 

David Hahn

Managing Director of MEDIA CONNECT, a division of Finn Partners that specializes in powerful book publicity

 

Scott Mautz

CEO of Profound Performance, author of the best-selling book Make It Matter:

How Managers Can Motivate by Creating Meaning

 

Andrew Mueller LID Publishing’s

Business Development Manager

 

Sara Taheri LID Publishing’s Editorial Director

 

Register Today at www.business-writers-exchange.com

 

Corporate Learning Week Conference, Dave Vance to Speak: CTR Exclusive Discout

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Corporate Learning Week
November 7-10, 2016
Renaissance Downtown, Dallas, Texas
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Join us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/7052790

Theme: Disrupting Ourselves: L&D Innovation at the Speed of Change

Corporate Learning Week 2016 will focus on powerful new tools and capabilities to help you transform your learning organization to align with your organization’s core needs and core values, to strike the balance between best practices and next practices that will engage today’s dynamic workforce.

New for 2016, we have confirmed 2 exciting site tours:

– Brinker International (Chili’s & Maggiano’s)

– American Airlines Training Center

Corporate Learning Week 2016 is designed for L&D leaders who are:

– Taking charge of the end-to-end talent operations

– Innovating their learning ecosystems to keep pace with the speed of change

– Rethinking learning measurement across the board

– Looking for ways to accelerate leadership development

 

Have some fun while you’re away from the office and build stronger relationships within your team by taking part in our featured team building activities:

– Keynote Meet n Greet

– Team Scavenger Hunt

– Dallas Foodie Crawl

– Dedicated Team Bonding

 

Featured Speakers:

Diane August, Chief Learning Architect, Nationwide
Brad Samargya, Chief Learning Officer, Ericsson
Lisa Cannata, Chief Learning Officer, Orlando Health
Jon Kaplan, CLO & VP of L&D, Discover Financial
Karen Hebert-Maccaro, Chief Learning Officer, AthenaHealth
Katica Roy, Global VP, Learning Analytics, SAP
Tom Spahr, Vice President of L&D, The Home Depot
Marc Ramos, Head of Education for Google Fiber, Google
Matt Smith, Vice President, Talent & Learning, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Mary Andrade, Head of Learning Design & Delivery Center of Excellence, McKinsey
Corey Rewis, SVP of Learning & Leadership Development, Bank of America
Nathan Knight, Director of L&D, Sony
Casper Moerck, Head of Learning Technology – Americas, Siemens
Kate Day, VP Workforce Transformation, MetLife
Mong Sai, Director, Learning and Organizational Development, Newegg
Sarah Mineau, AVP Learning & Development, State Farm Insurance
Sheryl Black, Head of Training Operations, American Airlines
Stacy Henry, VP L&D Americas, Bridgestone
Namrata Yadav, Senior Vice President, Head of Diversity & Inclusion Learning, Bank of America
James Woolsey, President, DAU
Sanford Gold, Sr. Director, Global Leadership & Development, ADP
Donna Simonetta, Senior Director, Commercial Services Learning, Hilton Hotels
Melissa Carlson, Director, Leadership Development, Quintiles
Paul Rumsey, Chief Learning Officer, Parkland Health & Hospital System
Priscilla Gill, SPHR, PCC, Leadership and Organization Development, Mayo Clinic
Shveta Miglani, Learning and Development Director, SanDisk
Chenier Mershon, Vice President Operations and Training, La Quinta Inns & Suites
Al Cornish, Chief Learning Officer – Norton University, Norton Healthcare
Angel Green, Director of Talent & Learning, Coca-Cola Beverages Florida
Jeremy Hunter, Creator of The Executive Mind @ Drucker Graduate School of Management
Josh Davis, Director of Research, NeuroLeadership Institute
James Mitchell, CLO & Head of Global Talent Development, Rackspace
Dom Perry, VP of L&D, Brinker (Chili’s & Maggiano’s)
Leah Minthorn, Director of Operations Learning – North America, Iron Mountain
Emmanuel Dalavai, Global Program Manager, Training & Leadership Development, Aviall, A Boeing Company
David Vance, President, Center for Talent Reporting
Sarah Otley, Next Generation Learning Lab Director, Capgemini University, Capgemini

Discounts 

CTR EXCLUSIVE: Save 20% off  2016CLW_CTR. Register now!

Webinar: Innovation in L&D: Building a Modern Learning Culture

Tuesday, July 19 @ 11:00–12:00 p.m. CST

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Join Caveo Learning CEO Jeff Carpenter and a panel of forward-thinking learning leaders from Microsoft, McDonald’s, and Ford as they explore innovation in L&D.

More and more, stakeholders throughout the business are bypassing the learning function to create learning outside the learning & development organization. To win back the hearts of these stakeholders (and win a bigger share of the organizational budget), learning leaders must deliver solutions that are exciting, cutting-edge, efficient—in a word, innovative.

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By pushing beyond their comfort zone to embrace new ideas, concepts, and technologies, L&D organizations ensure their continued relevance and enhanced ability to deliver tangible business results.

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to:

  • Foster a culture of innovation and creativity in your learning organization
  • Reexamine and reconfigure outdated training through a lens of strategic innovation
  • Develop innovative training and eLearning programs within the confines of business processes and templates

Register today!

Webinar Presenters

Rich Burton, Group Project Manager at Microsoft

Jeff Carpenter, CEO of Caveo Learning (CTR Advisory Council Member)

Gale Halsey, Chief Learning Officer of Ford Motor Company

Rob Lauber, Chief Learning Officer of McDonald’s Corporation


Who Should Attend

Chief Learning Officers (CLOs), VPs of Training, Training Directors and Managers, Human Resources VPs and Directors, CEOs, and COOs.

Webinar: ROI from a TDRp Perspective: Plan, Deliver, and Demonstrate Business Value

August 17, 11am CT

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Join Patti Phillips, CEO of ROI Institute, for an introduction to ROI and to learn how ROI and TDRp work together to help you plan, deliver and demonstrate business value. She will share the steps for a successful program implementation starting with the upfront planning and continuing through the calculation of actual ROI at the end. You will come away with a better appreciation of both ROI and TDRp as well as how they can both help you deliver better business value,

Register Today:- http://bit.ly/21imWZ8

Dr. Patti Phillips is president and CEO of the ROI Institute, Inc., the leading source of ROI competency building, implementation support, networking, and research. A renowned expert in measurement and evaluation, she helps organizations implement the ROI Methodology in 50 countries around the world.

Since 1997, following a 13-year career in the electric utility industry, Phillips has embraced the ROI Methodology by committing herself to ongoing research and practice. To this end, she has implemented ROI in private sector and public sector organizations. She has conducted ROI impact studies on programs such as leadership development, sales, new-hire orientation, human performance improvement, K-12 educator development, and educators’ National Board Certification mentoring.

Phillips teaches others to implement the ROI Methodology through the ROI Certification process, as a facilitator for ASTD’s ROI and Measuring and Evaluating Learning Workshops, and as professor of practice for The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Campus Ph.D. in Human Capital Development program. She also serves as adjunct faculty for the UN System Staff College in Turin, Italy, where she teaches the ROI Methodology through their Evaluation and Impact Assessment Workshop and Measurement for Results-Based Management. She serves on numerous doctoral dissertation committees, assisting students as they develop their own research on measurement, evaluation, and ROI.

Phillips’s academic accomplishments include a Ph.D. in International Development and a master’s degree in Public and Private Management. She is a certified in ROI evaluation and has been awarded the designations of Certified Professional in Learning and Performance and Certified Performance Technologist.

 

 

Join CEB For a selection of webinars in June.

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Addressing Pay Equity
June 7th 11am-12pm
Join CEB on June 7 for their complimentary webinar as they examine pay equity concerns for organizations with U.S. workforces. Register now at http://ceburl.com/1osc
Keep Quality through Onboarding
Jun 9th 11am-12pm
Best practice onboarding can maintain and actually improve quality of hire by up to 12%. Hear how the best companies prioritize employee integration in onboarding during CEB’s complimentary webinar June 9. Register now at http://ceburl.com/1ov5
Organizing HR to Lead Enterprise Change
Jun 9th 9am-13:30am
Only 21% of organizations are able to initiate change as soon as the need arises. Learn how to better influence change implementation where it happens during CEB’s complimentary webinar June 9. Register now at http://ceburl.com/1ov6
The Talent Within
Jun 23rd 11am-12pm
74% of organizations want to increase their internal hiring this year. Hear how the best companies improve internal mobility, and yield greater quality of hire during CEB’s complimentary webinar June 23. Register now at http://ceburl.com/1ov7
Four Imperatives to Increase the Representation of Women in Leadership Positions
June 28th 12pm-1pm
Increasing representation of women in leadership positions has a real, tangible impact on an organization’s financial and talent outcomes. Join CEB on June 28 as they discuss the common myths surrounding women in leadership, and how to engage and retain a more gender-balanced workforce. Register now at http://ceburl.com/1ov8

 

About CEB

CEB is a best practice insight and technology company. In partnership with leading organizations around the globe, we develop innovative solutions to drive corporate performance. CEB equips leaders at more than 10,000 companies with the intelligence to effectively manage talent, customers, and operations. CEB is a trusted partner to nearly 90% of the Fortune 500 and FTSE 100, and more than 70% of the Dow Jones Asian Titans. More at cebglobal.com.

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Dave to Talk at the ATD International Conference and Exposition.

Dave be talking at the 2016 International Conference and Exposition in Denver on Wednesday May 25 from 10-11. Topic is Talent Development Reporting Principles: Your Guide to measurement and Reporting for L&D.

Hope to see you there.

Develop Your L&D Team’s Competencies to Deliver on Business Goals (Webinar)

Tuesday, March 15 @ 11:00–12:00 p.m. CST

Develop Your L and D Team's Competencies to Deliver on Business Goals

More than half of training spend is done outside of learning & development organizations, and a big reason is the limitations of L&D team members’ competencies.

Strategic thinking, a performance improvement mindset, ROI and financial acumen, effective instructional design, executable program management, and proficient technology skills are just a few competencies that are required for your L&D organization to gain credibility and deliver on business goals.

By taking an inward focus on the development of their teams, learning leaders can solve these common pain points:

  • Team members that lack key L&D competencies
  • Lack of L&D “readiness” to support the next key business strategic initiative
  • Ineffective execution of learning initiatives to meet business goals
  • L&D team members that have “business” experience, but have underdeveloped performance improvement and instructional design experience, or vice versa

In this webinar, Caveo Strategic Learning Partner Alwyn Klein will show you how to develop your L&D team to become proactive and high performing, balanced with the appropriate mix of roles and competencies.

We’ll share real-world case studies and proven concepts to help develop your L&D team. You’ll learn how to:

  • Leverage the L&D Compass for your team’s journey of development
  • Plan team development strategies and tactics
  • Determine future competencies and roles
  • Leverage expert and industry resources
  • Maintain a focus on current and future business alignment
  • Deliver consistent and measurable business value

Register today and take the first step toward building an L&D team that drives business value!


Who Should Attend

Chief Learning Officers (CLOs), VPs of Training, Training Directors and Managers, Human Resources VPs and Directors, CEOs, and COOs.


Webinar Presenter: Alwyn Klein

Alwyn KleinAlwyn Klein is a popular conference presenter and facilitator with over 20 years’ experience in the L&D field, having previously headed up a team of over 60 learning professionals. He is a Certified Performance Technologist with the International Society for Performance and Improvement and a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance with the Association for Talent Development. In 2014, Klein won South Africa’s prestigious Chief Learning and Development Officer of the Year Award. He is constantly working to implement innovative, people-focused training initiatives that are strongly aligned to organizational goals.

The 9th Annual Global Learning Summit Singapore

CTR is excited to have the opportunity to be a part of the Global Learning Summit. David Vance, our executive Director, will be running a Pre Summit Workshop on the 7th of March 2016. Dave will also be a Keynote Speaker for the Global Learning Summit Conference. Dave was one of the first speakers at the First Global Learning Summit. The conference is located at the Raffles City Convention & Exhibition Centre, Fairmont Singapore and will be from the 7th to 9th of March 2016. Visit http://salvoglobal.com/global-learning-summit-2016/  to learn more and to register.

Venue Location 

Neighbouring Hotels- Room Rate (December 2015)

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Special Webinar Sponsored by Skyline Group, A CTR Sponsor

Special Webinar Sponsored by Skyline Group, A CTR Sponsor

What Talent Development Professionals Need to Do to Become a Valued, Strategic Business Partner

December 8, 12 pm MT

Despite an increasing appreciation of the critical role talent management professionals play in the success of a business, a large gap remains between the value talent management professionals could bring and the value they are actually delivering today. Why does this gap still exist? The gap remains because many talent professionals simply do not know how to think like a business person or what it means to run HR with business discipline. It is time to close the gap between the potential that talent management can deliver and what a company can achieve!

In this engaging and conversational webinar attendees will gain insight into the following:

  • Five steps to become a valued, strategic business partner
  • Insight into how business leaders think and how you need to communicate with them.

 

Join Dave Vance from the Center for Talent Reporting and Stacy Shamberger from the Skyline Group for this interview style webinar. Register now

CTR Week (CTR Conference)

Center for Talent Reporting Third Annual Conference

Dallas    February 24-25 noon

 

The Center for Talent Reporting (CTR) is excited to host our third annual conference in Dallas February 24-25, 2016. If your interest is measurement, reporting, or management of learning and development (L&D) in particular or HR in general, this is the conference for you. We distinguish ourselves by bringing you industry thought leaders in an intimate setting where you have the opportunity and time to interact with them. Past participants have commented that this is the best conference they ever attended and if they could attend only one, this would be it. The conference begins Wednesday morning at 8.00 am and concludes Thursday at noon. We hope you will join us for what promises to be our best conference yet. Register now.

 

Center for Talent Reporting TDRP Basics Workshop

Dallas    February 22-23

The next TDRp Basics Workshop will be conducted in Dallas February 22-23 as the kick-off to CTR Week which includes the Third Annual CTR Conference and two great post-conference events.  The two-day workshop covers all elements of TDRp including assumptions, principles, types and definitions of measures, creation of measures lists, and creation and use of the three reports. They will also discuss how to manage human capital like a business, how to implement TDRp in your organization, and how to manage the required change. Typically a workshop will have 15-20 participants. Pre-workshop reading and assignments will be available approximately four weeks prior to the workshop. There will be numerous breakouts during the workshop for discussion. Participants will have an opportunity to apply what they have learned first in a case study and then with their own (or a client’s) organization. Register now.

 

CLO for a Day Simulation

Dallas   February 25 1-5 pm

 

Join us in Dallas for the first public offering of this very unique and engaging computer-based simulation for learning professionals. The simulation puts you in the role of a CLO where you have to decide

  • Which corporate goals to support
  • Which learning programs to include in your business plan
  • What type of learning to recommend (classroom, e-learning, simulation, job aides, or a blend)
  • How long each initiative should be
  • How many participants should take each course
  • Whether to reinforce the learning

Just as in the real world, you will have a limited budget and staff, which means that you will not be able to do everything you want. Trade-offs will have to be made. What will you sacrifice? How much can you accomplish with the resources you have? Participants will work in teams of two to see who can deliver the greatest impact, effectiveness and efficiency. Register now.

 

Strategic Alignment Workshop

Dallas   February 26  8 am-12 noon

Join us for this special Strategic Alignment Workshop to explore what senior leaders really want to see and to learn how to achieve and demonstrate strategic alignment. We will begin with a review of the literature on alignment and suggest a working definition. Then we will discuss the theory of alignment and how to have good business discussions with senior leaders. Next, we will share a six-step process to achieve and show alignment. Last, we will address real-world alignment issues. Extensive use will be made of case studies to allow you to immediately apply what you have learned at each step. Alternatively, you can bring your own organization’s goals and programs to use in this workshop. Register now.

(CEB Hosted Webinar)Talent Development Reporting Principles (TDRp): A Better Way to Manage and Report Human Capital

Noon -1 ET on Nov 23.

Our profession does not do a good job managing human capital. This is evident in the lack of proactive, strategic discussions with senior leaders about the role of human capital; the virtual nonexistence of business plans for human capital with specific, measurable goals; and the lack of disciplined reporting throughout the year to ensure goals are achieved. We don’t know how to speak the language of business or make a convincing case for investment, and we struggle to demonstrate our alignment and value. This reflects both a lack of industry standards and a lack of knowledge on the part of HR professionals. It also reflects a lower standard for HR – most senior leaders just don’t believe they can demand the same from us as they demand from our colleagues. TDRp is an industry-led initiative to address these issues through the implementation of internal reporting and management standards for all key human capital processes like L&D, talent acquisition, and leadership development.

This webinar – led by Dave Vance, Executive Director of the nonprofit Center for Talent Reporting – will introduce the TDRp framework, including the application of standard management principles to HR, and discuss how you it can help you plan, measure, and manage to deliver greater organizational impact.

You will learn

  • How to align your talent initiatives to organizational goals and show planned impact
  • What is required to run HR with business discipline
  • Why effectiveness, efficiency, and outcome measures are all important
  • How to create reports to manage programs and functions to deliver planned results

Webinar open to CEB members. Register online at CEB or contact your CEB representative for further information.